A week ago today Heidi Heitkamp finally revealed she would vote against North Dakota by opposing Justice Kavanaugh. This was the day Heitkamp viewed the FBI report and said “anyone who made this decision prior to the completion of the FBI report … did so prematurely.” This was also the day Heitkamp said while she does believe Dr. Ford, “that doesn’t mean I don’t believe him.”
Since then, her story has dramatically changed. Heidi Heitkamp now admits her opposition to Justice Kavanaugh had nothing to do with viewing the FBI report she demanded, but rather his “body language.” She’s also aired a campaign ad– one she likely made before viewing the FBI report- where she says she does not believe him.
Heitkamp’s timeline for opposing Kavanaugh has been inconsistent and her rationale has been riddled with holes, and it’s left North Dakotans with more questions than answers, such as:
- Did Heitkamp choose to oppose him following the FBI report or from watching him on TV with no sound?
- Why did Heitkamp likely make a campaign ad before she viewed the FBI report?
- Does Heitkamp agree with her colleagues that Brett Kavanaugh should be impeached?
- Does Heitkamp condone the obstructionist tactics her colleagues used to derail this nomination?
The Heitkamp campaign and allies have dutifully followed her brother Joel Heitkamp’s orders to try to “move on” from this issue, but North Dakotans deserve answers for Heitkamp opposing their interests.